Scholarship for pursuing Doctrocal Programme (Ph.D) in Mathematics for the academic year 2012-13
The last date for the receipt of completed applications is Friday, December 16,2011
The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) invites applications for the grant of scholarship to students for pursuing research for a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics
Eligibility:Applications must be motivated B.A./B.Sc./B.Tech./B.E./M.A./M.Sc. degree holders or final year students of these degree courses. They must have a good academic record (1st Class or equivalent grade in all years from +2 level to the present. B.Sc(Honors) students with second class may also apply.
The Scholarship: Successful candidates will be eligible to receive a scholarship amount of Rs.16,000/- (Rs Sixteen thousand only) per month for the first and second year and Rs.18,000/-(Rs.Eighteen thousand only) per month for subsequent years, a contingency grant of Rs.20,000/-per year and house rent allowance as per central government norms wherever applicable.The scholarship are normally for a total period of four years, sanctioned for one year at a time and renewable at the end of the year,subject to satisfactory progress. An enhanced amount of scholarship may be offered after evaluation by the board at the end of the second year. If deemed fit , the scholarship may be extended to five years at the discretion of NBHM
To avail of the scholarship the students have to enroll in an appropriate institution for Ph.D. degree in mathematics. The scholarship Will be paid through the institution they join.
Selection Procedure: A written test will be held based on questions in topics normally covered in Master’s Degree programmes in mathematics .The test will be for two and half hours and involve questions with short answers.Question papers of some earlier years will be available on the NBHM web page (URL given at the top). Selection will be made on the basis of a written test followed by interview of short-listed candidates.The written test will be held on Saturday, January 28,2012.
Important Note: The candidates who wish to be considered for Ph.D programmes in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), chennai and the Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad are required to appear for this written test .For details visit http://www.imsc.res.in and http://www.mri.ernet.in
How to Apply: Applications on plain paper should be made in the format given at the end of the advertisement and should be sent in duplicate along with a recent passport size photograph attached to each copy and a self-addressed envelope, affixed with a Rs.5/- postage stamp , to the address as given below for the appropriate zone in which the candidates wishes to appear for the written test. The envelope containing the application should be superscribed, “NBHM Ph.D. Scholarship”.
Applications should NOT be sent to the NBHM office . A candidate may send separate applications independently to more than one zone . However, in general, applications will not be transferred from one zone to another. Names of two centres from the respective zone must be clearly indicated giving the order of preference . A centre of candidate’s choice will be allotted, as far as possible .If necessary, the Zonal coordinator may sometimes allot some other centre close to the indicated alternatives.